Staving Off Alzheimer’s

Foods to Help Fight the Risk

According to Alzheimer’s Association 2007 statistics (, every 72 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease. With no cure in sight, more researchers are focusing on ways to reduce the risk of the disease through diet and lifestyle.

The latest findings highlight the most promising foods to build better memory, prevent memory loss and influence brain health. These include:

such as extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and flax seed oil

preferably fish, chicken, turkey and soy

from vegetables, whole grains and fresh fruit

such as blueberries, spinach and seaweed

C and E; other memory-specific nutrients include coenzyme Q10, alpha lipoic acid, ginkgo biloba and omega-3 fatty acids

Sources: Alzheimer’s Association, Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation,

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